Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wall calendars for 2014

The Latin Mass Society and the Sons of the Most Holy Redeemer both have wall calendars out for the new year.

Get your Papa Stronsay calendar directly from them for £5 + p&p, here.

Get the LMS calendar from the LMS Office for £8.95 including postage, from the Office here.

You may well be able to buy one from one of your local Reps, or from the St Paul's Bookshop in Westminster, for £7.


  1. Joseph It might be worth mentioning that if people subscribe to "The Catholic" published by the Sons then they get sent the Calendar Free as well as receiving 4 Magazines a year which at £20 is a real bargain (though I would hope readers of this Blog would add a bit extra as a Donation)

  2. Mr Chairman,

    Can you please confirm in this public forum that to the knowledge of the LMS EW the 29th December is the Feast of S Thomas Bishop and Martyr in the four provinces of England and Cardiff? This is what the society’s published kalendar states.

    I have to ask for clarification because the current winter number of the Mass of Ages magazine contains a very brief kalendar section on a page headed ‘Missale Romanum’ which mentions nothing but the Sunday in the Christmas Octave. That is actually incomplete as far as the Missal goes.

    Unless the magazine is distributed internationally, I don’t see what this section adds. The Roman kalendar on its own applies only to Rome, and all local churches add their own feasts that if important enough, outrank the Roman /universal observances.

    Anyone reading this in the magazine hurriedly without checking the ordo, and who had the responsibility, might conclude this was the mass to say and omit the Martyred saint.

    The churches that will observe the 1962 ordo during the Christmas Octave are already sadly small in number and I should hate it if this highly significant observance, commemorating one of the earlier assaults on the Church by the state, were to be missed in any one of them due to confusion caused by the Society’s publications. I cannot be certain but I think the magazine, with its list of dates section, may be commoner in circulation than the society’s ordo. Perhaps the magazine page could in future contain a disclaimer that it is not a useable kalendar on its own and refer readers to their diocesan and indeed, for a few occasions, their parish, kalendars. At least the former of these are amply and expertly described in the Society’s own ordo.